Science: Piccard in Transit

Professor Auguste Piccard, ecstatic Swiss voyageur of the stratosphere (TIME, Aug. 29), kidnapped his neighbor's dog fortnight ago, had all the dog's teeth pulled. To the astonished neighbor the professor explained: "I looked up my legal rights and found that I was justified." Professor Piccard's motive was fear that the dog might bite the Piccard children, whom he left behind in Brussels last week as he started a tour of the Western Hemisphere to lecture. Mme Piccard, grumping bitterly over the interruption of her home life, and two of their five children...

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